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Rolex ‘Gilt’ Oyster Perpetual ref. 1002

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Maker: Rolex
Model: Oyster Perpetual ref. 1002
Functions: –
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Width: 34mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Crystal: original Rolex crystal, might be a service replacement
Lume: Yes, tritium
Lug Width: 20mm
Box/Papers: N/A
Year: 1966

CONDITION REPORT

The case is in great condition, it has been polished in the past but still remains sharp. The dial is in good condition, with some spotting due to previous exposure to humidity. The lettering is gilt, making this watch a rare bird. Hands are in great condition with no significant patina. The indices are baton, with the 3, 6 and 9 steel markers being multifaceted, something quite unique. The movement, a caliber 1570, is working great and has been thoroughly checked. Crown is original and correct, being screw down gives this watch a bit more resistance to water (although we don’t encourage the exposure to it). The bracelet is a ref. 6251H with no dating stamp (which is correct). Endlinks are unsigned but believed to be correct due to the provenance of the watch (it was purchased from the first owner by the dealer we sourced it from). This reference usually came with an oyster bracelet, but at that time, Rolex allowed clients to make requests such as bracelet swaps, which the original owner of this piece did. Crystal is acrylic and original.

 

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Description

This Rolex reference is not that commonly seen. We usually see 6694s, 1603s, 1601s, 5500s… But have you ever seen a ref. 1002? I guess the true question would be: have you ever seen a GILT 1002? The answer will most likely be a plain no.

This is your chance to grab a rare bird. A gilt rolex that is priced way under 4k€ (which is hard to believe). The glossy dial is just gorgeous and the multifaceted indeces are something I have never seen before.

The automatic movement is perfect for all of us that are a bit lazy in the morning and we need a watch to pop into the wrist and head out running!

The caliber is an early 1570, which was seen in the transition made by Rolex in 1965. This watch needs no more introduction, grab it and try it yourself!